All Ireland Mushroom Conference

  • On Thursday, the 21st of May, the All Ireland Mushroom Conference and Trade Show took place at the Hillgrove Hotel in Monaghan. The trade show represented 32 companies, mainly from Ireland but also some from mainland Europe. A busy programme was organised with lectures, workshops and discusions. The next mornig participants could attend visits to the Tyholland packhouse from Monaghan Mushrooms and the farm owned by Peader McGee.

    Perfect flats at Peader McGee's farm.
    Shed information on the door.
    The participants admiring the new sheds.
    A lively discussion with Brendan Burns, Sylvan, and Peader McGee.
    Inside a shed at Peader McGee's farm.
    Inside Monaghan Mushrooms' impressive packhouse.
    Anne Garrighan from Monaghan Mushrooms explains.
    Transportation of trays takes place fully automatically.
    The Monaghan Mushrooms main office and packhouse.
    From left: Ronnie Wilson, Padraig O'Leary and Colm Freely.
    The interested crowd at the lectures.
    Helen Grogan at her workshop.
    Dillon Design explains very clearly what they make.
    At the Monaghan Mushroom stand visitors could get a taste of mushrooms.
    Ser Huibers (Panbo) talking to Piet Lempens (Hooijmans)
    The Sylvan stand.
    CMP, one of the Irish producer organisations.
    John de Gier (l) in discussion with Hubert Hay (Amycel)
    At the JF McKenna stand.
    The Hillgrove Hotel, where the conference took place.
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